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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 510788
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

A Postdoctoral Researcher is needed for large research projects in phsychoneuroimmunology and precision animal management. The appointee will manage dual-purpose research involving economically important animals (e.g. pigs) and biomedical research.  The position requires co-mentoring and managing students and technicians.  In addition, a will need to have a strong aptitude for data and analyses that incorporate applied ethological, immunological, and health measures.

Incumbent will plan experimental protocols, manage graduate research assistants for acquiring supplies and preparation of laboratory, and conduct pig projects  that have at least 2-years of funding.

This position has an emphasis for competent data management, analyzation, and visualization. In addition, preparation and presentation of quarterly reports, abstracts, and scientific, peer reviewed manuscript drafting are required.

The incumbent will assist in managing funds (accounting, procurement, and inventory) and acquiring more funds (proposal writing).

This is a high-level leadership position; the incumbent will need to effectively manage and mentor students, interns, and technicians. 

This position also requires assistance in coordination and leading cross-disciplinary groups in academia, federal, and industry partners. This will require aptitude for conferencing software and securely sharing data and documents. 

There will be opportunities to  improve instruction and teaching skillsets through K-State teaching resources. The incumbent will further develop several teaching modalities for formal and instruction and mentoring.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry has a long and rich heritage. From the down-to-earth animal husbandry group that emerged from the Farming Department in 1901, to its current form as one of the largest Animal Science departments in the United States, K-State animal science has held fast to its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension.

Moreover, we are fully engaged in embracing the challenges of the future in order to continue providing the objective information and training needed by the citizens of Kansas and elsewhere to thrive in the midst of change. The Animal Science program at Kansas State University ascribes to and seeks to model the core values articulated by the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate, in animal sciences, large animal biotechnology, or precision animal farming technology and data management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with large animal research or veterinary medicine research
  • Demonstrated management of large research projects
  • A strong interest in applied ethology and behavioral measures
  • Experience with team-research with collaborators across diverse fields
  • Analytical experience with neuronal or immune cell culture, PCR, immunohistochemistry, flow-cytometry, mass spectrometer, HPLC, gel electrophoresis, or protein purification
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs and managing large data sets
  • Experience with machine learning, data mining software, and statistical analyses
  • Capable of leading, co-mentoring, and managing technicians, and graduate- and undergraduate-students,
  • Peer-reviewed scientific publications in accredited journals

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. The sponsor will have funds available to cover H1-B visa expenses.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Page Up online applicant applications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is identified.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$47,476.00 - $60,000.00

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University are Equal Opportunity Employers of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seek diversity among their employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a background screen on the incumbent as part of the process of considering candidacy as an employee.

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